Posts in Representation
Underground Secrets

When the pattern of similarities among secrets emerged, I began to question why some of the most common life experiences were such private secrets. On some level, it is rather obvious: some of these secrets involve trauma and either way people are entitled to their privacy. But another common denominator is that these subjects are all taboo.

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Shut Your Mouth, Nancy and Go Make Us Some Coffee, Will You? : Navigating Discussions of the Glass Ceiling in Media and Life

As the men, the writers at the newspaper we learn, belittle Nancy as Jonathon gets off free, it is concerning that we are less bothered by the blatant reality we see today on and off the tv screen. We even watch Jonathon witness his girlfriend sinking and with shallow affirmation, tells her to “buck up,” and “they’ll warm up to you.”

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The Normal Girl of Jane Austen: How the Lens of Irony and Judgement Showed Me Women Can Be Emotional and Strong

Austen often utilizes ironic literary techniques to perform radical evocation, but to me, I like the simplicity you get from reading Anne’s character. She narrates through thought before action, and doesn’t stray from being honest:she acknowledges that shit sucks sometimes.

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Masculinity So Fragile: the Bro Mask Edition

We need to create an open dialogue about the motives of the marketing executives and creative directors who are perpetually reinforcing an entirely outdated and incorrect notion that gender expression is a central part of one’s identity. Apart from determining which pronouns we prefer, gender expression is just as integral to one’s identity as age.

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How the Baroque Movement Revolutionized My Ideal Form of Feminism and Female Sexuality

The sense that Baroque art gives you is the sense of reaffirmation, that you somehow relate to the drama presented in mythological allusions. That the light and the dark can intertwine so perfectly, and that consistency might not be your strong suit and that is okay. 

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Watch Your Language: The Importance of Rhetoric in Creating Safe Spaces

There’s multiple ways that language can be exclusive. Some might not be as obvious as the incident at my workplace, but we should all be aware of them and be cognizant of the many ways language can impact a person’s sense of safety and acceptance.

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Gadgets Gizmos Gumdrops Galore: Sex Positive Synth Pop and Female Masturbation

A pioneer of Sex Positive Synth Pop, Von uses her own orgasm wave patterns in the production of her music. This week, she released her latest video, “Voulin Rouge”, which follows a female police officer on the hunt for Von and her friends.


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The Life and Liberation of Lingerie: The Evolution of Intimate Apparel and the Ways Women Have Shaped It

Just like anything else, fashion and culture happen in cycles. By the 1950s, sexy had morphed into the curve-crazed idolization of the pin-up girl – sporting form-fitting, hourglass styles of clothing reminiscent of the corset. Only this time, the garments were meant to be seen.

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